Like many of us, Craig Fuller started out in sailboats. He sailed in both Northern and Southern California before he headed to Washington, D.C., in 1981 to work in the White House for President Ronald Reagan. He then started sailing in the Chesapeake, and stayed in Washington, working for Vice President H.W. Bush and then for many years as the head of public relations firms and trade groups. But times change.
As Fuller just wrote in The Talbot Spy, from Easton, Maryland, last summer he thought it was time to start a new chapter in his life. He started looking at trawlers, and found a 2017 Ranger Tugs 25 at Pocket Yachts in Grasonville, MD. He named it Tranquility (pictured above).
He just picked it up, on a cold and wet day, and realized that he had made the right decision as he headed down the Chesapeake in the comfort of the pilothouse. Fuller writes that leaving sail for power “is like harvesting grapes from a new vineyard where you know what you’ve enjoyed in the past is still available but the anticipation of what lies ahead is very exciting.” Read more: